Author Archives: Paul Austin

The NME Awards USA: Mick Jones Gets His Props

Mick Jones, currently of Carbon/Silicon but best known as the guitarist of a lil’ band called The Clash, will be presented with the “Inspiration Award” at the first ever NME Awards USA ceremony next week in Los Angeles. Jones and his new crew will perform, and even if you aren’t an Angeleno, you can checkRead more...

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Whoah... Capitol Hill Block Party Time! Lineup, ticket presale and a teaser.

Keep July 25 and 26th open, folks; the 2008 edition of the Capitol Hill Block Party has fifty bands on four stages, and it’s a pretty impressive lineup. KEXP DJs will be broadcasting live from the festival Friday and Saturday. A share of the proceeds go to a pair of way deserving non-profits: Home AliveRead more...

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The 33 1/3 Odyssey: Generating Steam Heat!

33 1/3 is a series of pocket-sized books, each book focusing on a single album. This is the eigth installment of one reader’s quest to read all 55 (and counting) of these things, and to scribble some impressions of each. As always, please keep in mind that it’s just one opinion, often skewed, and somewhatRead more...

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Live Review: Cat Power, Showbox, Seattle 4/11/08

review by Spike photos by Hilary Harris The short version, for those of you in a hurry or furtively reading this on your lunch break at work: the new, adult-contemporary Chan Marshall did her soul thing for an all-ages crowd at the acoustically challenged Showbox Sodo. She didn’t crack up or otherwise lose it, althoughRead more...

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It’s Pop Con Time!

Could the Pop Conference at EMP/SFM, as it’s now called, really be in its seventh year? Apparently, and the 2008 edition is bursting at the seams with 160 presenters and 40 panels, making it the biggest to date. Pre-registration is closed, but admission is free -- trying your luck at the walk-up registration table isRead more...

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Thursday’s Music News You Should Know About. Really.

Beck returns to Bumbershoot!photo by Gregory A. Perez Bumbershoot has announced the first few names of the festival’s 2008 lineup. The Memorial Day weekend event at Seattle Center has some big names out of the box, so squirrel away that ticket money now. Beck, the reunited Stone Temple Pilots (Scott Weiland wasn’t unemployed long, wasRead more...

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The 33 1/3 Odyssey: In Jeff’s Aeroplane, Over His Sea

33 1/3 is a series of pocket-sized books, each book focusing on a single album. This is the seventh installment of one reader’s quest to read all 55 (and counting) of these things, and to scribble some impressions of each. As always, please keep in mind that it’s just one opinion, often skewed, and somewhatRead more...

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Thursday’s Music News You Should Know About. Really.

Radiohead, we’ll give you this: you rascals know a little something about revenue collection under the “fan interaction” banner! The new single from In Rainbows, “Nude”, is now available for remix by fans; the band’s website is hosting the remixes, and visitors can listen as well as vote for a favorite. Five individual tracks fromRead more...

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The 33 1/3 Odyssey: Let’s Get Seminal!

33 1/3 is a series of pocket-sized books, each book focusing on a single album. This is the sixth installment of one reader’s quest to read all 55 (and counting) of these things, and to scribble some impressions of each. As always, please keep in mind that it’s just one opinion, often skewed, and somewhatRead more...

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Thursday’s Music News You Should Know About. Really.

The Museum of Modern Arthur is on the rise! As if Brooklyn wasn’t happening enough, Joseph Arthur has opened his own art museum. It’s even got a mission statement to let us know that not only will MOMAR broaden the parameters of the fine art world, but the museum “can, and will, party.” This lastRead more...

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